Jujutsu Kaisen: the iconic reference to Demon Slayer in chapter 251

In the latest chapter of the Jujutsu Kaisen manga, Yuji shows similarities to a popular Demon Slayer character.

Jujutsu Kaisen delivered another shocking chapter last week. Yuta and Yuji teamed up against the Bane King and were brilliant during the fight. Their desperate struggle had two goals: ending Sukuna’s reign, while saving their friend Megumi.

Readers were thus able to find Gojo’s former students, discover a collapsed Megumi, and see Maki narrowly save the situation while Yuji and Yuta will have to recover from the terrible injuries inflicted by Sukuna.

And if chapter 251 presented many incredible moments, the confrontation becoming ever more intense and brutal, there is one detail in particular that will not have escaped Demon Slayer fans.

The reference to Demon Slayer in chapter 251 of Jujutsu Kaisen

In the short time between Gojo’s return and the battle of the manga’s most powerful characters, each character’s skills improved significantly. Everyone trained to be ready, in case Gojo lost the battle. And among all the heroes of Jujutsu Kaisen, it is certainly Yuji who has changed the most.

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The young man said that to save Megumi, he would do anything to increase his powers. In chapter 220, the series suggests that Yuji consumed the fetuses of the remaining Nine Phases, appropriating their powers over red blood cell manipulation.

Chapter 247 also quietly hints that Yuji is using Choso’s Piercing Blood, although it is unclear who actually cast the spell on Sukuna. However, as the fight continues in chapter 251, Yuji surprises the King of Plagues with an unusual technique. He first spits blood on the villain’s face, before making him explode. The technique appears to be an extension of Red Blood Cell Manipulation.

The technique is strongly reminiscent of that of Nezuko in Demon Slayer: the hero’s sister can in fact ignite and make his blood explode. Since the author of Jujutsu Kaisen often enjoys making references to other popular works, it is entirely possible that the resemblance is made in order to recall Demon Slayers, whose work is quite similar to that of exorcists.

Jujutsu Kaisen Chapter 251 was released on February 18, 2024 on Manga Plus.

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